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2009-09-12

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Hunt underway for stolen Warhol collection

A reward of nearly 700,000 euros is being offered for information leading to the return of a multi-million dollar collection of Andy Warhol silk

A reward of nearly 700,000 euros is being offered for information leading to the return of a multi-million dollar collection of Andy Warhol silk

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Thousands protest as Obama defends health plan

Barack Obama had hoped his high-stakes speech to Congress on Wednesday on US healthcare reform would dispel public scepticism. But many Americans

Barack Obama had hoped his high-stakes speech to Congress on Wednesday on US healthcare reform would dispel public scepticism. But many Americans

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Karzai poised for Afghan poll win

More than ever, Hamid Karzai looks poised for outright victory in Afghanistan’s presidential election. But accusations of irregularities mean the

More than ever, Hamid Karzai looks poised for outright victory in Afghanistan’s presidential election. But accusations of irregularities mean the

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Violence flares in North Caucasus

Attacks in the volatile North Caucasus are the latest deadly episode in a wave of violence to hit the region. In Dagestan, Russian security

Attacks in the volatile North Caucasus are the latest deadly episode in a wave of violence to hit the region. In Dagestan, Russian security

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Karzai heads for first round victory in Afghan poll

President Hamid Karzai looks set to avoid a second round run-off in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election. The latest partial results

President Hamid Karzai looks set to avoid a second round run-off in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election. The latest partial results

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French photographer Willy Ronis dies aged 99

Celebrated French photographer Willy Ronis has died at the age of 99. The award-winning artist who began taking pictures professionally in 1936

Celebrated French photographer Willy Ronis has died at the age of 99. The award-winning artist who began taking pictures professionally in 1936

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Wave of worker suicides at France Telecom

A spate of staff suicides has sparked claims that France Telecom is piling too much pressure on its workers.    In Paris, yesterday, a 32-year-old

A spate of staff suicides has sparked claims that France Telecom is piling too much pressure on its workers.    In Paris, yesterday, a 32-year-old

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Norway's election race enters final stages

Final campaigning is underway in Norway’s looming general election. Norway’s so called Iron Lady, Siv Jensen joined the Scandinavian country’s

Final campaigning is underway in Norway’s looming general election. Norway’s so called Iron Lady, Siv Jensen joined the Scandinavian country’s

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Warhol artwork collection stolen

A multi-million dollar collection of Andy Warhol silk screen portraits has been stolen from a Beverley Hills home in Los Angeles. The ten works

A multi-million dollar collection of Andy Warhol silk screen portraits has been stolen from a Beverley Hills home in Los Angeles. The ten works

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Violence rocks Russia's North Caucasus

There has been a fresh upsurge of violence in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus as militants press ahead with a campaign against Kremlin rule.

There has been a fresh upsurge of violence in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus as militants press ahead with a campaign against Kremlin rule.

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China sentences needle attackers

A court in far-west China has jailed three people for a series of needle attacks. One 19-year-old was sentenced to 15 years after using a pin to

A court in far-west China has jailed three people for a series of needle attacks. One 19-year-old was sentenced to 15 years after using a pin to

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Headscarf ban in some Belgian schools

The wearing of headscarves has been banned in all publicly run schools in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. The decision, by the board of Flemish

The wearing of headscarves has been banned in all publicly run schools in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. The decision, by the board of Flemish

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Arrests as mosque protest is halted

Ten people have been arrested during a demonstration outside a mosque in north London where an anti-Islamic rally was due to be held. At least

Ten people have been arrested during a demonstration outside a mosque in north London where an anti-Islamic rally was due to be held. At least

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America remembers the 9/11 dead

As darkness fell on New York, two shafts of light shone eerily skywards from Ground Zero -representing the fallen twin towers of the World Trade

As darkness fell on New York, two shafts of light shone eerily skywards from Ground Zero -representing the fallen twin towers of the World Trade

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Demonstrators clash with police in Hamburg

Stone throwing protesters have clashed with police in Hamburg after a rally by supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). At

Stone throwing protesters have clashed with police in Hamburg after a rally by supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). At